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Moment in Time: The Mystery of Chanel No. 5 | Part III

Friday, July 5, 2013

“A perfume such as had never before been made – a woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent.”― Coco Chanel

A stylized portrait of a flapper of the 
Roaring Twenties and to Chanel No.5,
by French artist Sem, 1921
Source: image
The story of the legendary Chanel No. 5 has been told time and time again, but the mystery behind the scent and the name of the perfume remains. There are three different versions about the origin of the scent and several hypotheses about the meaning behind the innovative name of No. 5.

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